The author of ´´We Are Called To Rise´´ offers a story of four complicated women in Las Vegas whose lives become intertwined by networks of secrecy and tragedy as well as small acts of kindness. A novel of community, ideal for book groups.
The Midnight Room: Ronica Black
The night of his grandfather´s mysterious death at the Cedars, Bobby Blackburn was, at least until midnight, in New York. He was held there by the unhealthy habits and companion-ships which recently had angered his grandfather to the point of threatening a disciplinary change in his will. As a consequence he drifted into that strange adventure which later was to surround him with dark shadows and overwhelming doubts. Before following Bobby through his black experience, how-ever, it is better to know what happened at the Cedars where his cousin, Katherine Perrine was, except for the servants, alone with old Silas Blackburn who seemed apprehensive of some sly approach of disaster.
From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub. Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting-pot metropolis it is today, ´Round Midnight is the story of four women - one who falls in love, one who gets lucky, one whose heart is broken, and one who chooses happiness - whose lives change at the Midnight Room. June Stein and her husband open the El Capitan casino in the 1950s and rocket to success after hiring a charismatic black singer to anchor their nightclub. Their fast-paced lifestyle runs aground as racial tensions mount. Honorata leaves the Philippines as a mail order bride to a Chicago businessman, then hits a jackpot at the Midnight Room when he takes her on a weekend trip to Las Vegas. Engracia, a Mexican immigrant whose lucky find at the Midnight Room leads to heartbreak, becomes enmeshed in Honorata´s secret when she opens her employer´s door to that Chicago businessman - and his gun. And then there is Coral, an African American teacher who struggles with her own mysterious past. A favor for Honorata takes her to the Midnight Room, where she hits a jackpot of another kind. Mining the rich territory of motherhood and community, ´Round Midnight is a story that mirrors the social transformation of our nation. Full of passion, heartbreak, heroism, longing, and suspense, it honors the reality of women´s lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joy Osmanski, Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007893/bk_sans_007893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a former Hunter bred to be a killing machine in the hell of a madman´s lab, Breed vampire Scythe is a dangerous loner whose heart has been steeled by decades of torment and violence. He has no room in his world for love or desire - especially when it comes in the form of a vulnerable yet courageous Breedmate in need of protection. Scythe has loved - and lost - once before and paid a hefty price for the weakness of his emotions. He´s not about to put himself in those chains again, no matter how deeply he hungers for lovely Chiara. For Chiara Genova, a widow and mother with a young Breed son, the last thing she needs is to put her fate and that of her child in the hands of a lethal male like Scythe. But when she´s targeted by a hidden enemy, the obsidian-eyed assassin is her best hope for survival...even at the risk of her heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007812/bk_tant_007812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gripping new thriller from the author of The Poison Artist - selected for BBC Radio 2 Book Club with Simon Mayo It´s after midnight, and SFPD homicide inspector Gavin Cain is standing by a grave in the El Carmelo Cemetery when he gets the call. Cain knows there´s something bad in the coffin they´re about to exhume. He just doesn´t know what. Only that it made a dying man certain he was going to hell. But now a chopper is on its way to take Cain to city hall on the mayor´s orders, and after 30 years in the ground, the mystery of Christopher Hanley´s coffin will have to wait a little longer. In its place, Mayor Castelli lays out the pieces of a different but equally disturbing puzzle. Four photographs of a blonde woman the mayor claims he doesn´t know. The last showing her naked and shackled to a bed. And a note claiming worse are on their way. Unless Castelli takes his own life first. Castelli wants the blackmailer caught, and Cain is the only detective he trusts to do it, but as Cain starts to look into the mayor´s past, he finds himself being drawn towards a place as dark and terrifying and full of secrets as the grave itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Flavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001045/bk_orio_001045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if insidious evil flourished in the one place where you feel most safe? The chilling answer comes from best selling master of suspense John Saul - in a new novel that reminds you there is no place like home...for sheer terror. The sudden, tragic death of her husband leaves Caroline Evans alone in New York City to raise an 11-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter on little money and even less hope. But then she meets and marries handsome, successful Anthony Fleming, who wins her heart and embraces her children. When Caroline settles her family into Anthony´s spacious apartment on Manhattan´s Central Park West, her fears of an uncertain future give way to a sense of abundant happiness. But soon, new terrors will come home to roost in the luxurious, exclusive building named The Rockwell. Midnight voices whisper of a cruel and hungry presence that also calls The Rockwell home. First, Caroline´s daughter begins to suffer from recurring nightmares of strangers in her room at night. Then her son turns sullen at home and angry at school, spreading terrifying rumors about the stepfather who has shown him nothing but kindness. And when Caroline discovers a startling secret about Anthony´s past, it seems she, too, is falling victim to the creeping paranoia infecting her family. Should she doubt her perfect husband, their kindly fellow tenants, or her own sanity? Does someone - or something - in her new home have sinister designs on Caroline and her children? Is her new life charmed or cursed? Step across the threshold of The Rockwell - and into the dark realm of John Saul...in a spine-tingling novel that will haunt you wherever you live. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Meriwether. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000210/bk_rand_000210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.